A new development on Brickell Key would not need to have a hearing before Miami’s Urban Development Review Board, according to a letter issued by Miami’s Department of Zoning.
The Department of Zoning letter was issued in February 2022 to a Greenberg Traurig land use attorney, who had requested a zoning verification request for property at 750 Claughton Island Drive.
A City Attorney’s Office Memorandum dated September 11, 2000 was cited as the basis for the decision. No additional reviews or public hearings, including Urban Development Review Board review, is required for new development within Brickell Key, the memo stated.
A potential project would still need to be reviewed by Miami’s Planning and Zoning Department to ensure that it complies with Brickell Key’s Special Planned Development Application, the letter said.
Up to 650 dwelling units are permitted to be built on Brickell Key (3,743 maximum dwelling units permitted – 3,093 dwelling built), the letter added.
There are no height limitations for Brickell Key, other than those imposed by the FAA and Miami-Dade Aviation, according to the letter.
The developer is now requesting exemption from Miami-Dade’s Shoreline Review Committee, normally required for waterfront properties.
In a May 18 letter, a representative of the developer wrote that the property at 750 Claughton Island Drive is governed by the Brickell Key DRI, which predates Miami-Dade’s enactment of the Shoreline Ordinance in 1985.
Since the letter was just filed last week the the county, no response has yet been issued.